Abbott Elementary Season 2: Everything you need to know

Abbott Elementary Season 2: Renewal update and everything else you need to know
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Is Abbott Elementary returning for another season? Here’s everything you need to know about Abbott Elementary Season 2. 

Abbott Elementary is an American mockumentary sitcom produced by Quinta Brunson and broadcast on ABC. Warner Bros. Television and 20th Television, a division of Disney Television Studios, are producing the series. In the series, the viewers watched a bunch of teachers drawn together to combat the odds against them. They are committed to assisting their pupils in achieving their goals in life. The team battles the odds in order to provide the greatest life possible for its students.

Abbott Elementary Season 2: Renewal update and everything else you need to know
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If you’ve been wondering whether Abbott Elementary would be renewed or canceled for any more seasons then we have some exciting news for you. We’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the official release date, narrative, and cast, so you can get excited about the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on ABC. Here’s all we know about Abbott Elementary Season 2 so far.

Is Abbott Elementary renewed for Season 2?

Yes, it’s official that ABC has renewed Abbott Elementary for a second season. The network confirmed the renewal and the official announcement was shared on their official Instagram handle with a video post, quoting, “Fresh off Ava Coleman’s desk.” Take a look at the official post below:

Moreover, some cast members of the series also shared this announcement with their followers on social media platforms, Quinta Brunson who is the show creator and plays Janine Teagues also shared the news on her official Twitter handle, quoting, “Thank you all for watching our show. I’m filled with gratitude. I know our cast, crew, writers, and production team are as well. We can’t thank you enough. See you next season.”

Tyler James Williams who plays Gregory Eddie also shared a heartfelt post on his official Instagram handle, quoting, “This weekend we celebrated the finale of @abbottelemabc but tonight is the night. I can’t really put into words how amazing this experience has been. Start to finish. Gonna do a photo dump in my story to try to really capture this journey. I get the opportunity to work with some of the most talented, hard working, and kind people this industry has to offer and the rarity of that is not lost on me.”

He further added, “I love these people. I love this show. Im happy y’all enjoy it as much as we do. Here’s to us. Here’s to season 1. Here’s to hopefully many more. I’m grateful.” Take a look at the official post below:

According to Variety,  the show is also ABC’s top-rated new comedy in two years, and its first two episodes averaged 9 million viewers and a 2.93 rating in adults 18-49 after 35 days of viewing via linear and digital. So, this is not a surprise that the series was renewed way before the finale episode of the first season made its debut. 

Abbott Elementary Season 2 Release Date

The series renewal was officially announced by ABC in the month of March this year. Moreover, Abbott Elementary Season 1 recently aired its finale episode, Zoo Balloon, which was released on April 12, 2022. So, asking for an exact official release date for Abbott Elementary Season 2 seems a little early. On the other hand, the fans got some hints about the time frame when the series will air by Quinta Brunson, the show’s creator and the star as she revealed on Twitter that new episodes will air on ABC on Wednesdays this fall. 

So, it is a good indication that the series is definitely heading to premieres sometime by the end of this year and the viewers won’t have to wait for a long time to delve right into the new episodes.

Take a look at some fan’s reactions to the renewal

Abbott Elementary Season 2 Plot

According to the official ABC website the premise for Season 1 states, “In this workplace comedy, a group of dedicated, passionate teachers—and a slightly tone-deaf principal—are brought together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. Though these incredible public servants may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do — even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children.” 

The second season is expected to expand on this already established premise for the first season and continue the storyline from the very last episode of the series which the viewers got to see on the ABC channel on April 12, 2022. The episode, Zoo Balloon, was estimated to be viewed by 2.78 million US viewers. The episode is directed by Randall Einhorn and written by Jordan Temple. The official synopsis of the episode states, “While on Abbott’s annual zoo field trip, Tariq reveals that he has been offered a job in New York; Janine struggles with a big choice; Barbara starts questioning her future after finding out her favorite tuatara has been retired because of old age.”

*Spoilers Ahead* 

In the concluding episode, the viewers got to see that Tariq, Taylor, and Zach serve as chaperones for Abbott Elementary’s annual year-end school trip to the Philadelphia Zoo. Tariq is offered the chance to relocate to New York to record an anti-drug album, but Janine is unsure if she wants to leave Abbott to join him in New York. When Barbara’s favorite zoo animal retires due to old age, she considers her options. Greg informs Janine that he will be working full-time at Abbott next school year. Janine eventually decides to take a “break” from Tariq and not accompany him to New York.

The series is expected to be continued from this very moment of the finale episode and will pick up and reveal where the series is going in terms of characters and storylines for the second season. All these prior episodes have set the tone for the upcoming season, which will lead the story to develop and expand further which will be exciting for the viewers to tune into watching the series. So far the viewers have enjoyed every episode which had made them tune into streaming the series on a weekly basis. 

Moreover, Quinta Brunson also shared the news that the scripts for Abbott Elementary Season 2 are already in the works which had made the fandom even more excited to watch the series when it will premiere. 

Abbott Elementary Season 2 Cast

We’d like to point out that Abbott Elementary Season 2 may feature some new cast members as well as the exit of other characters, details of which will be announced once filming begins and is formally confirmed. In the meantime, it is speculated that the original cast members of the series are all set to reprise their roles in the upcoming season. As the network has yet to announce any new updates about the casting as of May 27, 2022. 

The main cast members of the series are as follows: 

  • Quinta Brunson as Janine Teagues
  • Tyler James Williams as Gregory Eddie
  • Janelle James as Ava Coleman
  • Lisa Ann Walter as Melissa Schemmenti
  • Chris Perfetti as Jacob Hill
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph as Barbara Howard

The recurring cast members of the series are as follows: 

  • William Stanford Davis as Mr. Johnson
  • Zack Fox as Tariq Temple
  • Reggie Hayes as Denzel Collins
Abbott Elementary Season 2: Renewal update and everything else you need to know
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Abbott Elementary Season 2 Episodes

Although the exact amount of episodes for Abbott Elementary Season 2 has yet to be disclosed, we can assume that it will be the same as the previous season, which featured 13 episodes and a duration of 22 minutes. We would also like to highlight that the exact amount for the future season cannot be confirmed as of May 28, 2022, as they may vary in the number of episodes which is ultimately dependent on the plot that the show intends to convey to the audience, which has been turned into a screenplay to look for and see the unexplored dynamics.

In the meantime, refresh your recollection of some major plotlines by binge-watching season one. Here is a simple episode guide that will assist you in understanding the sequence and watching the episodes to understand the plot.

  • S1E1: Pilot – December 7, 2021
  • S1E2: Light Bulb – January 4, 2022
  • S1E3: Wishlist – January 11, 2022
  • S1E4: New Tech – January 18, 2022
  • S1E5: Student Transfer – January 25, 2022
  • S1E6: Gifted Program – February 1, 2022
  • S1E7: Art Teacher – February 8, 2022
  • S2E8: Work Family – February 15, 2022
  • S1E9: Step Class – February 22, 2022
  • S1E10: Open House – March 22, 2022
  • S1E11: Desking – March 29, 2022
  • S1E12: Ava vs. Superintendent – April 5, 2022
  • S1E13: Zoo Balloon – April 12, 2022

Many shows strive to keep a consistent episode count over seasons in order to retain the story’s stability. As a result, we ask fans to be patient as the post-production concludes and the network confirms the titles of each episode of the upcoming season. 

Abbott Elementary Season 2: Renewal update and everything else you need to know
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Is there any trailer for Abbott Elementary Season 2?

No, because Abbott Elementary Season 2 just got renewed and the production status of the series is yet to be confirmed by the network. Hence, it’s too early for a trailer to be released so that fans can know more about the next season’s plotlines and see additional aspects that the characters will explore. As a result, viewers won’t be able to guess prospective primary plotlines. Meanwhile, watch these exclusive BTS/bloopers for Season 1 as below:

Where can you stream Abbott Elementary?

Abbott Elementary is currently available on fuboTV and Hulu Plus. Abbott Elementary is also available for rent or purchase on Google Play, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on ABC officially website where the episodes are published after they air on the channel at 9:00/8:00c time slot. 

Abbott Elementary Season 2: Renewal update and everything else you need to know
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Abbott Elementary Overall Reception

On Rotten Tomatoes, 97% of 38 reviewer reviews are positive, with an average rating of 8.60/10. The website’s consensus reads, “Abbott Elementary earns top marks for its empathetic yet sidesplitting critique of the U.S. education system, plus some extra credit for a deftly handled will-they-won’t-they dynamic.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 78 out of 100 based on 15 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” According to IMDb, the series has an overall score of 8.2 out of 10 with 8.4k votes. 

Abbott Elementary Official Trailer

Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more Abbott Elementary Season 2 updates.